Looking for any recommendations on a 'low cost' direct line of sight 'wireless' bridge as an immediate temporary solution. Distance is less then 100' from home to a shed. Power in shed but no network. What say you?
I replaced a "Wavlink" brand bridge at a client's house about 3 years ago that was crap, it was only a year old. I reset it and set it up according their instructions to function as a bridge and it would work but was slow, had drop outs, was off more than it was on. Put in a pair of Ubiquiti's, running smooth since 2019.There are lots of cheaper Chinese brands nobody has ever heard of offering no-configuration wifi bridge radios too, but I would not waste my time and money with them.
I had a client that l linked his guest house that wanted to surf the 2.4 while at his pool. I talked him into a separate outdoor Ubiquiti AP for that so the bridge could run Airmax, WDS and 40MHz channel width so as to get the most throughput and best performance from the bridge linking the guest house (which had its own indoor AP).5 probably would be better as a dedicated link but I wanted it to also function as a general AP for some other wireless devices that run 2.4.